Jefferson County (Ky.) schools can apply to allow cellphone use in classrooms

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Jefferson County Public Schools is revisiting its decade-long ban on using cell phones in classrooms — bowing to lobbying from principals who believe the phones can improve learning.

“Cell phones nowadays are pretty much mobile computers,” said Fairdale High School principal Brad Weston, who supports their restricted use during class. “This is about moving with the times and taking advantage of the tools that are available to us as educators. If the kids already have the smart phones, why not let them use them?”

Currently, JCPS policy forbids students from using their phones, music players and computers while on school property or while attending a school-sponsored activity.

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